Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.
Skip to content


The discovery of Killean took place in 1831 when David Gibson was surveying the western part of Puslinch. David Gibson and his emigrant crew member, Peter Blue, took an immediate interest in the intersection of Concession 1 and Mill Creek because of its interesting landscape and environment. Once the first settlers had established their own houses to live in, they began to build a school and church. The first church in Killean was built in 1840 and was made out of log. Every fourth Sunday, the minister and congregation from the East Presbyterian Church would worship. Years later, the first school was built out of stone along with the first store in Killean, which marked the beginning of Killean as a community.

Another important piece of Killean's history was the Killean Cemetery. The first burials at the cemetery were in 1834. The cemetery is still maintained by volunteers and burials continue to be performed today. Allowing easy access to the outside world was the Credit Valley Railways, which was built in 1879-1880 just 0.6 km south of the hamlet. The station was mistakenly named Leslie, but was commonly known as Killean station until it became official around 1915.